A Christmas Carol Scrooge illustration detail
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Word Nerd: Scrooge

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Scrooge Word Nerd via LaWhimsyIn 1843 a character named Ebenezer Scrooge first appeared in a rather charming tome titled “A Christmas Carol” by one Charles Dickens, and ever since the word scrooge has been used to describe persons who possess a dismal, greedy, and downright bah-humbug disposition. Naturally, Ebenezer Scrooge mended his ways and attitude (it being Christmas, after all), but the term Scrooge remains a forever reminder of his nastier character traits.

A Christmas Carol Scrooge illustration detailScrooge is most certainly not a term I’d ever want used to describe me nor any of my friends, that said, I unfortunately know a few scrooges. Perhaps all is not lost for them, though, since Ebenezer changed his ways!

Namaste ~ Ella

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